Pipistrelle bat flying at night

Big Wild Sleepout

We've all slept-out for now, but join us again next year for another Big Wild Sleepout!

Every year, the RSPB encourages the nation to sleep under the stars to discover more about wildlife at night.

What goes on in your garden at night?

While you’re tucked up in bed, the natural world outside comes alive as nocturnal creatures go about their lives under cover of darkness.


How do I take part in Big Wild Sleepout?

You can camp out in your garden or pitch up at one of our reserves. There are always lots of fun ideas and activities to make your sleepout special. 

Although this years event is over, we hope you join us again next summer for another unforgettable sleepout! 

TV presenter Miranda Krestovnikoff on why her family take part in the Big Wild Sleepout

I love the Big Wild Sleepout, we do it every year as a family. It's a great way of getting kids out and about and connected to nature. As we all know, kids spend way too much time indoors and need to spend more time outdoors, away from screens. 

I passionately believe that every child should have the opportunity to establish a really strong connection with the natural world and this is the RSPB's way of encouraging that. 

It's really easy to get involved in Big Wild Sleepout. Just register online and you'll be sent a free pack stuffed with ideas and goodies. You don't even have to have a tent, you can just get a rug or a mattress, stick it out in the garden and enjoy being outdoors.

And, for more of a group experience, there are activities planned at lots of RSPB reserves all across the country, giving people privileged access to some really special wild places.

As a conservationist I am very concerned about the world my children are growing up in. But I'm also aware that children are part of the solution. We need to help them develop a love for their environment - it's the first step.

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Why we take part in the Big Wild Sleepout

Big Wild Sleepout is supported by Rohan

The designer and supplier of outdoor clothing and footwear has leant its support to Big Wild Sleepout for the second year running. Enjoy your Sleepout, whatever the weather.


Head out into the night to watch the stars come out. Will you see a shooting star?